Happy Lee-Jackson Day!

Greatness. Not mythical infallibility, but true greatness. Raise a glass or a hat to them– may they never be forgotten!

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About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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2 Responses to Happy Lee-Jackson Day!

  1. burkemblog says:

    I finished S.C. Gwynn’s superb biography of Jackson, Rebel Yell, a few weeks ago. Well worth reading. Jackson must have been impossible to work for. No one else could drive his soldiers the way he did. He also had a real gift for what the Army calls “operational art.” The book makes me infer that Jackson’s death is what led to the Confederate defeat in the war.

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    • vmijpp says:

      Many thanks! You are the second alumnus in just about as many days to recommend the book to me. The other alumnus told me that one of the take-aways that Jackson was, in effect, the South’s Sherman– he advocated total war. Interesting to speculate what the results would have been had he lived and been given wider operational latitude.

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